DURATION: 19 NIGHTS / 20 DAYS
DETAILED TOUR PROGRAMME
DAY 1: DELHI/ MUMBAI- CHENNAI (BY FLIGHT)- MAHABALIPURAM
Arrive in Chennai from Delhi/Mumbai by flight & meet with our representative with garland welcome. Later proceed to Hotel and check into the hotel & relax. Later visit tourist places in & around Mahabalipuram. Overnight stay in Mahabalipura.
DAY 2: MAHABALIPURAM- KANCHIPURAM (65 KM ONE WAY/ 2 HRS)
After breakfast drive to excursion to Kanchipuram, a beautiful town famous for its old temples. Visit Kailasanatha Temple, Vaikundaperumal Temple, Kamakshiamman Temple, Ekambaranatha Temple, Varadarajaswami Temple. Later back to Mahabalipuram & check into the hotel. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight stay in Mahabalipuram.
DAY 3: MAHABALIPURAM- PONDICHERRY (145 KM/ 3 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Pondicherry, Away from the hustle and bustle of big city, puducherry is a quiet little town on the southern coast. The unmistakable French connection,the tree lined boulevards,the quaint colonial heritage buildings, the spiritual scene, the endless stretches of unspoilt virgin beaches, backwater, a surprising choice of restaurants serving a melange of cuisines. Enjoy beautiful beaches of Pondicherry & other sightseeing. Overnight in Pondicherry.
DAY 4: PONDICHERRY – SWAMIMALAI (75 KM/ 2 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Chidambaram (80 km/ 2 hrs), Chidambaram is famous for Dancing arts & very famous for its Nataraj Temple in which you will see 108 different postures of classical dances, done by God Shiva & see stone carvings on 1000 pillars in hall.
After drive to Gangaikondacholapuram (45 km/ 1 hr), a beautiful sight of architectural brilliance made by Cholas. Later drive to Swamimalai (50 km/ 1 Hr) for your overnight stay in Swamimalai.
DAY 5: SWAMIMALAI
After breakfast drive to Darasuram & Kumbakonam, both towns are very famous for its heritage temples. These towns are really admire by everyone for its architectural beauty.
Later return back to your hotel and enjoy nearby area of your hotel. We will give you a very beautiful heritage hotel that will be admired. Overnight in heritage hotel in Swamimalai.
DAY 6: SWAMIMALAI – TRICHI
After breakfast drive to Tanjore (50 Km) & visit Sri Brahadeswara Temple. Tower of temple capped with around monolithic cupola. You can see dozen Shiv-lingas in a row. Visit Art Gallery & Saraswathy Mahal Library that keeps 30,000 palmleaf & paper manuscripts in Indian & European languages.
Later drive to Trichi (64 km/ 2 hrs) and visit Rock fort temple situated inside the city. You will see panoramic view of city from top of the hill. Return back to your hotel. Overnight stay in Trichi.
DAY 7: TRICHI – MADURAI (150 KM/ 3 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Madurai & onarrival check into the hotel & relax. Alter in the afternoon visit World’s famous Meenakshi Temple. 1000 pillars beautifully carved on stone is perfection of art & architecture. Overnight stay in Madurai.
DAY 8: MADURAI – THEKKADY (150 KM/ 3 HRS)
After breakfast Proceed to Thekkady and check into the hotel. Thekkady is considered a heaven for natural spices such as black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon and clove. The main attraction in thekkady is boating on the lake and the Mullai Periyar Dam. Boating will take approximate 2 hours and you can also get rare glimpses of wild animals. Enjoy sunset boat ride in the lake. Overnight stay in Thekkady.
DAY 9: THEKKADY – KUMARAKOM (125 KM/ 3 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Kumarakom, Kumarakom is a serenely beautiful and scenic backwater destination, a charming peninsula jutting into the ever-effervescent Vembanad Lake that is dotted with plenty of traditional rice boats and canoes, leaving a scene that is immensely pleasing to the eye. Overnight stay in Kumarakom.
DAY 10: KUMARAKOM – ALLEPPEY (25 KM/ 1 HR DRIVE)
After breakfast drive to Alleppey as part of your Kerala tour. A perfect destination for a memorable trip in Kerala. Check into a houseboat that will take you through the sleepy backwaters of Kerala. Enjoy nature from your beautiful houseboat passes by charming villages, lush green paddy fields and other scenic delights. Stay overnight in your houseboat besides enjoying the best food in a traditional way.
DAY 11: ALLEPPEY – COCHIN (90 KM/ 3 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast drive to Cochin, Kochi (old name Cochin) is a vibrant city situated on the south-west coast of the Indian peninsula in the breathtaking scenic and prosperous state of Kerala, known as 'God's Own Country'. Later in the afternoon visit half day Sightseeing include Fort Cochin Beach, Willingdon Island, Mattancherry Palace, Chinese Fishing Net, Church of Saint. Francis, Paradesi Synagogue. Over night in Cochin.
DAY 12: COCHIN - CHERUTHURUTHY
After breakfast drive to Guruvayur (85 km) and visit elephant camp (Punnathur Kotta) where you can see a big herd of elephans at a time. Increase you knowledge about elephants & their caretaker.
Later drive to Cheruthuruthy (60 km), on arrival check into the hotel & relax. Eveing free for your own activities. Overnight stay in Cheruthuruthy.
DAY 13: CHERUTHURUTHY – CALICUT (KOZHIKODE) (125 KM/ 3 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Calicut, on arrival check into the hotel & relax. Visit Beypore Port, where the traditional Building can be seen. Here boats are made as per order received from other countries. Later visit Kappad Beach. Overnight in Calicut.
DAY 14: CALICUT – WAYANAD (60 KM/ 3 HRS)
After breakfast drive first Wayanad city, where you can see typical Kerala city & its people in their daily life. Wayanad is one of the prominent places in Malabar, which promises a variety of wildlife, ayurveda, plantation resorts and spas with a distinct culture and a tradition of its own, is a perfect get away place for you and you family for a unforgettable perfect holiday. Overnight stay in Vythiri Resort.
DAY 15: WAYANAD (VYTHIRI RESORT)
Today are free to explore this resort & nearby area, although our vehicle is ready to take you as per you desire. Overnight stay in beautiful resort Vythiri Resort.
DAY 16: WAYANAD – NAGARHOLE (120 km/ 3 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Karapur (Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary) & check into your best hotel near Kabini River. Later visit Sanctuary with Elephant ride. Nagarhole national park (NNP), the enchanting 247 square-mile park in Karnataka has an astonishing abundance of wildlife including large mammals such as tiger, leopard, wild elephant, Indian wild dog, and gaur (Indian bison). Other species present are chital spotted deer, barking deer, mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, mongoose, civet, otter, and more. The landscape is one of gentle slopes and shallow valleys. Overnight stay in finest resort near River.
DAY 17: NAGARHOLE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Enjoy morning & evening visit to this beautiful Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore nearby area near River. Overnight in resort near river.
DAY 18: NAGARHOLE – MYSORE (140 KM/ 3 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Mysore, a historical city of India & famous for its magnificent buildings. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later visit famous Tipu's Summer Palace, the Maharaja's Palace and Chamundi Hill. Later visit Brindavan Gardens that attracts thousands of visitors every day. Overnight stay in Mysore.
DAY 19: MYSORE - HASSAN (100 KM/ 2 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Hassan, on arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later in the afternoon visit Belur & Halebid temples. Overnight stay in Hassan.
DAY 20: HASSAN – BANGALORE (190 KM/ 4 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Bangalore, on arrival check into the hotel for fresh up & lunch. Later you will be transferred to airport for your onward flight.